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Cost Management

Microsoft Azure Cost Management helps you effectively monitor, control, and optimize cloud costs across your organization. Learn more in the Cost Management documentation.

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  1. Show nested pipeline consumption

    Right now, it is possible to track billable resource consumption per pipeline run and per activity, or per day in the Invoice Details.

    However, ADF design often pushes for using nested pipelines, especially due to some limitations of conditionals and loops. As a result, it is very tedious to calculate exactly how much resources were consumed in a tree of pipelines invoked by one root pipeline.

    Whenever the cost optimization effort results in a refactoring that changes the number or the structure of invoked pipelines it is a remarkably time-consuming task to analyze the outcome of the effort.

    Please consider…

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  2. Reproduce with Powershell, extract Cost Management

    Using the "Get-AzConsumptionUsageDetail -BillingPeriodName 20200801" command does not exactly reproduce the portal extract.

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  3. Change budget Currency from USD to local currency

    According to support ticket 120061926002275 ‘s response, when a budget scope set to billing account level, the currency is USD. When it comes to subscription level, the currency is local currency. However, we received a budget notification last year, which indicated the budget in billing scope is in local currency. Is it possible that you could reverse the design back?

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  4. Tell us what "other azure purchases" means

    Can anyone tell me what "other azure purchase", or "no resource group" or "no resource" means when I'm looking at the billing analysis?

    Come on, there's got to be better detail provided other than "other azure purchases". How am I supposed to know what to do with "other azure purchases"?

    4 votes

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  5. R library for Cost Management

    I would love to have a library for R language where I can easily specify the period, columns to be exported from Cost Management.
    From time to time the format of exported data changes and my scripts fail. I would need to have columns like Resource Type, Subscription when I group the data by a tag.

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  6. compare cost over time

    At present, we can view the cost over a particular time period. Pls add the option to compare costs over two different time periods through graphs or in table view.
    e.g. February vs March cost comparison at resource group level

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  7. export a list of untagged resources

    Its great that you added "Untagged", "Tags not available" & "Tags not supported". Much appreciated!
    When grouping by specific tag and selecting to filter by "Untagged"
    Data is not shown and there is a message saying "No usage or purchases reported during this period - Remove filters".
    I would like to see these untagged resources, especially in a table view and export them so I could fill in the gaps.

    4 votes

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  8. Introduce RBAC and let 'Billing Reader' use the connector as per Azure portal

    We’ve seen in many customers that it’s difficult to get the “Enterprise Administrator” or “Billing account owner” roles and the customer’s request is just to have a dashboard that everybody can look at in order to monitor the costs.

    The customers usually provide the “Billing Reader” role for monitoring/reporting activities. Also consider that with the “Billing Reader” role I can access Azure Cost analysis but I cannot do the same using the connector.

    Is it possible to let also a "Billing Reader" role use effectively the Power BI connector?

    4 votes

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  9. Budget alert greater than 100%

    I would like to be able to set an alert when the spend is 110% of budget, there is currently validation than only allows up to 100.

    4 votes

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  10. Detailed billing data for Storage

    Need detailed billing data for shared storage accounts to perform chargeback to internal teams.

    4 votes

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  11. Share dashboards with specific people and groups - not entities

    We work in a way that service owners may have resources belong to them on several subscriptions, so all users can see the cost data of the entire EA account. (root entity level).
    Our managers want to share dashboards they create with specific people, other managers or people in their team, but not publicly to all users in our Cloudyn.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/dashboards#share-a-custom-dashboard

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    Sharing dashboards with people will be addressed in native Cost Management as more flexible cost analysis tiles are built out. You can already pin the default view to a dashboard and share the dashboard with people or groups.

    Let us know if there are any specific tile configurations you need, so we can add those as well.

  12. Multiple Subscription

    Hi,
    I have multiple subscriptions PayAsYouGo/Pass # .... system generated it is hard to distinguish Which subscription belongs to which department to which Cost Center/ProjectId. Mechanism for user key_in to distinguish which subscription to be used. To support check and balance future accounting package integration.

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    We’re working with the Azure Resource Manager team to enable management group and subscription tags. Once this is available, you will be able to tag subscriptions for a specific cost center or project.

    In the meantime, build out your organizational hierarchy using management groups, where each team gets a set of subscriptions, and create tag policies to apply a standard set of tags on resources.

  13. A report that suggests times when a server is not being utilized and could be shut down

    A report that suggests times when a server is not being utilized and could be shut down

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  14. Invoice and Cost Analysis Naming inconsistencies

    Your tools make it VERY DIFFICULT to understand what is going on the invoice, when the Name and Type used on the Usage Charges do not correspond with the Name and Type on the Cost Analysis blade.'

    To be precise...

    Items in Dashboard/All Resources/Name correspond with Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis/Name, but

    neither of these correspond with Invoice/Usage Charges/Name

    So, please make the names in Invoice/Usage Charges correspond with Dashboard/All Resources and Dashboard/CostManagement/Cost Analysis.

    4 votes

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  15. Non-consumption marketplace services to show within the EA marketplace charges usage report

    The request is for non-consumption marketplace services to show within marketplace charges usage report.

    As some of the marketplace purchases are licensed based, there isn’t a sub ID that is shown anywhere on the EA portal as to which sub they are affiliated with.

    Other consumption based marketplace charges can be seen with a sub ID if the customer goes to EA > Reports > Download Usage > Monthly Report Download > Marketplace Charges.

    Please add license based marketplace services to the marketplace reports with the subscription IDs.

    4 votes

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  16. make Custom Charges hidden

    We are CSP and would love to share Cloudyn for our customers. As a first-tier-CSP, we're getting 15% discount. We wanna show our customer their current cost including 15% custom charge, but they should not see that there is a custom charge of 15% on it. So we need a button to make it visible or in our case invisible(added to the other costs). Thanks a lot for your help!

    4 votes

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  17. v2 usage reports - German Cloud

    Please implement v2 usage reports for subscriptions in the Microsoft Cloud Germany so customers can benefit from resource tags and better ways to monitor service costs.

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  18. invoice items

    not only have usage-based Invoices available. we need Invoices to different by Ressource Groups and Tags so we can difference the cost for cost unites.

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  19. Improve the mobile experience for Azure cost management (Cloudyn)

    Improve the mobile experience for Azure cost management (Cloudyn)

    The mobile experience on iPhone Safari is pretty horrendous at the moment. It would be great to have a native app or at least make the design responsive.

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  20. Restricted Access to CSP multiple tenants

    Under Azure CSP, allow an option to give restricted read only access to CSP Tenants so that they can login with their own AD account and view their current spend etc.

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